India History - The Rashtrakuta Empire, was a royal dynasty ruling large parts of the Indian Subcontinent between the sixth and the 10th centuries. The earliest known Rashtrakuta inscription is a 7th century copper plate grant that mentions their rule from Manpur in the Malwa region of modern Madhya Pradesh.
Its the Hoysala dynasty ! The king in the emblem is Sala ! Hoy in old kannada meant to strike hence the name Hoysala ! And it was King Vishnuvardhana who popularised the folklore. The picture above is the symbol of the Hoysalas at Belur in Karnataka ! And yes Halebidu 16 kms from Beluru was the regal capital of Hoyasala dynasty !
India History - The Hoysala Empire was a prominent South Indian Kannadiga empire that ruled most of the modern day state of Karnataka between the 10th and the 14th centuries. The capital of the Hoysalas was initially located at Belur but was later moved to Halebidu.
Square-Headed Bow Brooch Two prevailing influences converged somewhere between the Baltic and the Black Sea to initiate the development of this kind of brooch. Examples of small silver bow fibulae with square or rectangular heads, which originated in the Crimea and date from the third century A.D.,